Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ted Cruz jumps into the 2016 Presidential Race

I'll be "short and sweet" on discussing Cruz...

Ted Cruz simply does not know how to work and play well with others.  We already have a President like that [Obama], so we don't need another.
I like a lot of things Cruz says and how he stands on various issues, but you get a feel that he's a nut-job with a genius standing in the shadows.
He likes to rub people the wrong way...too much.
Right now he's 9th on the list of possible GOP candidates, maybe just before Rick Perry.
Back in 2012 Romney didn't get his party's support either, until he seemed to be the best candidate in a field of lunatics, so who knows what will happen to Cruz once the Primary begins.
Stay tuned, folks...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What to do about public education

What to do about public education...
The legislature still doesn't know squat about what to do about education.  As long as legislators and business people only are the ones deciding on what to do about public education, the system will continue to fail.
School-Based Management (SBM) is needed to ensure that each school in each district is providing a quality education for the children in that district.  A SBM Team at each school should be comprised of no more than 12 members: teachers, parents, business people, students, counselors, psychologist, principal should be at the table agreeing what is in the best interests of their community school.  And each school in each district should do this.  Then get rid of rigid, insignificant and archaic State Exams.
A State Board of Education (SBOE) sitting off in some ivory tower that determines education for the entire state will continue to fail education.
Legislators simply do NOT get it.  They should NOT be the ones to determine educational outcomes and programs.  Individual communities are the solution.

Peter Stern, former Teacher, Middle School Principal, University Professor, Director of School Business Collaboratives and Director of Information Services for government and private business, Disabled Vietnam Veteran